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Illinois Gay Rights

Conservative Churches Vow To Ban Gay Marriage-Supporting Politicians In Illinois

Posted 06.03.2013 | Gay Voices

Same-sex couples may soon be able to legally tie the knot in Illinois, but several conservative Christian churches aren't having it. As WBEZ is re...

WATCH: Jesse Tyler Ferguson's Amazing Gay Marriage Speech In Illinois

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Jesse Tyler Ferguson might be busy planning his own forthcoming nuptials, but that didn't stop the "Modern Family" star from hitting the pavement to p...

Gay Chicago TV Talks With Illinois Couple Suing for Marriage Equality

Waymon Hudson | Posted 10.08.2012 | Chicago
Waymon Hudson

Sometimes, the most important stories are the personal ones behind the headlines, the stories that show the very real harm and struggles that same-sex couples face every day by being denied recognition for their relationships and families.

Springfield Votes Against Benefits For Civil Union Couples

Posted 12.23.2011 | Chicago

Story by Kate Sosin, courtesy of the Windy City Times In a move shocking LGBT rights groups in Illinois, Springfield's city government has voted ...

Proposal That Would Essentially Ban Same-Sex Marriage In Illinois Dead, Activists Say

Posted 05.30.2011 | Chicago

Story by Yasmin Nair, courtesy of the Windy City Times Senate Joint Resolution Constitutional Amendment SC0016, which would have amended the Illinois...

Anti-Gay Adoption Bill Struck Down In Illinois Senate

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

By Yasmin Nair, courtesy of the Windy City Times SB 1993 was recently struck down in the Illinois Senate Human Services Committee. The bill would ha...

Gay Rights Leader Rick Garcia On His Sudden Firing

Windy City Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

'So he fired me 10 days after we passed a civil-unions bill that only six states have. He fires me. Who has passed more civil-rights legislation in th...

Illinois Civil Unions Bill PASSES State Senate, Quinn Vows To Sign

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Less than 24 hours after it was passed by the Illinois House of Representatives, the state Senate voted to approve a measure that would allow gay coup...

Illinois Civil Unions Bill PASSES State House

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Illinois House of Representatives passed a historic civil unions bill Tuesday evening after many moving speeches on the House floor. SB1716, the...

Illinois Lawmakers To Vote On Civil Unions TODAY

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For weeks, supporters of Illinois' civil unions bill have been vocal and confident--and today the Illinois House of Representatives could finally vote...

Oak Park Couple's Effort To Eliminate Anti-Gay Slurs In Classroom Angers Local Conservatives

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

What Beye Elementary saw as an effort to prevent anti-gay slurs in the classroom turned into a tug-of-war over whether teachers should discuss same-se...